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Offline Frank Retzlaff

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Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« on: August 14, 2017, 07:21:52 PM »
 I have been running a mega tree with 2400 pixels  on my dock which has 360 viewing. This year I'm adding a 4' by 48' matrix  around the bottom of the tree.   I will be using the matrix on a parade float before Christmas then installing it around the tree. Trying to figure out how to control them together with two separate controllers.  I'm running xlights  I understand how to run two models on one controller.  Can't seem to get it set up with two controllers. Any advice would help thanks Frank

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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 08:50:59 PM »
Did I just read that correctly?   4 feet by 48 feet?  As in a diameter of around 16 feet? (15.27887 to be exact)


What spacing are you using for this matrix?  4", 3" or 2"?  How many pixels in total?



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Offline Frank Retzlaff

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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 06:11:17 PM »
 I'm running 3 inch pattern  my doc is round and 16 feet across which takes 48 feet to get all the way around it. I just don't know how to hook up two controller to both run on x lights

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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 07:28:40 PM »
A little more iformation would be helpful. Like are you going to run expantion boards or power inject. Ect. At 3000 pixels per board its aprox 168 pixels per port which will require additional power considerations. But as far as setting up in xlights its easy . Whatever channel number you end with on the first board, lets say channel 9000, The next board will be starting at 9001 if you want it to continue like that. Lots of channel options available as well . Its just how you want to set it up.
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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 07:18:07 PM »
Forget the controller setup. Tell us more about this 48 FOOT MATRIX!!!


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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 07:15:13 PM »
looks like you are not getting much help here.  first what is feeding your controllers? Pi or a computer? F16v2 or V3?  I'm running from a Pi3 to a switch to my 2 controllers and a BBB. Netgear 5 port switch.  amazon 18 US dollars. just keep assigning channel numbers in order from one controller to the next. just don't over think it....
   My complete setup is

  Home network WIFI into my Pi with a subnet 1
    Pi goes Ethernet to a switch on to the 2 controllers and BBB on a subnet 3
 I have route statements in windows so I can talk to the controllers and BBB through the Pi
                     That keeps the sequencing traffic off my home network.
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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 09:24:28 PM »
I am working on a project that is along similar lines and wanted to further the discussion.  I am looking to create a 8' x 32' matrix with 2" or 3" spacing (47x191 RES using http://www.holidaycoro.com/PixNode-Net-RGB-Pixel-Node-Mounting-Net-p/775.htm) to cover a side of work trailer that parked in our display.  Plan is to create a parallel "Power transmission" line along the length of the matrix but snake the data line for a longer total # of pixels per port. 
If my math is correct, should be able to run on one F16V3 pixel controller.  Is there any other issues one may foresee as in lag time, hang up, or video playback. 
will use 12V nodes.   

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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 03:37:45 AM »
You may want to check out Boscoyo Studios too for the mesh.
https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_30&products_id=122

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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 01:23:58 PM »
You may want to check out Boscoyo Studios too for the mesh.
https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_30&products_id=122

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I will do that, David.  Wanted to ask, any knowledge points on live streaming video using the F16V3? 

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Re: Running two large models 6000 pixels total.
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 12:46:06 PM »
In regards to a large matrix, how are people thinking of running electricity to all of these pixel.  Transmission line distribution?  bus bar? Falcon Power Distro?   Any thoughts into using SPT2 cabling and clips along the wire?

 

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